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As the world of Podcasts continues to grow and evolve, so does public radio's responsibility to engage in it, and in its audiences. Trilloquy is our response to this - 'true and real' conversations from the fringes of classical music. This includes classical music makers, classical music appreciator… read more

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Trilloquy: True and real stories from the fringes of classical music

May 21st, 2019


Check out our new podcast, Trilloquy! Hosts Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship bring you true and real stories from the fringes of classical music every week. Coming soon.

Overture No. 1

May 23rd, 2019


Welcome to Trilloquy, true and real stories from the fringes of classical music. In the Overture, hosts Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship introduce themselves by recalling the journeys that brought them together. …

Opus 1

May 23rd, 2019


Why is representation in classical music important? What does it feel like for black millennials in the concert hall? How is the music experience …

Opus 2

May 30th, 2019


Katie Brown and Dalanie Harris became friends while attending the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. The experiences they share as black …

Opus 3 – Collaborate and Listen

June 6th, 2019


Mental health is a topic everyone is paying more attention to these days. In Opus 3 of Trilloquy, Garrett and Scott talk about their relationships with mental health awareness and how working in radio can have a huge …

Opus 4 - Allied

June 13th, 2019


This episode of Trilloquy features the final interview Garrett conducted at the 2019 Sphinx Conference. He speaks with Performance Today producer …

Opus 5 - Juneteenth

June 20th, 2019


This episode of Trilloquy features an in-depth conversation between Garrett and Scott about Juneteenth. After a refresher on what Juneteenth is, the two explore their connections with American slavery, its reverberating …

Opus 6 - Pride in Prejudice

June 27th, 2019


In this edition of Trilloquy, Garrett and Scott talk about what Pride Month means to them. Garrett also chats with Johnathan Gibbs, who is a member of the New York City Gay Mens’ Chorus. The two discuss Johnathan’s move …

Opus 7 - Money Over Music

July 4th, 2019


Are you a sellout for choosing money over a career in the arts? In this episode, Garrett has this conversation with Peter Colin, a New York …

Opus 8 - B-Boy Meets Beethoven

July 11th, 2019


When a young Jeffrey McNeill discovered that the Beastie Boys’ “Paul Revere” fit perfectly with the opening movement of Beethoven’s 5th, he …

Opus 9 - Old White Guy Realm

July 18th, 2019


Although many people understand that classical music comes from more places than western Europe, the stigma still exists, and it must be challenged. In this opus, Garrett chats with Katy Henriksen, who does her part in …

Opus 10 - Cruzando la Frontera

July 25th, 2019


Alex Rosales Garcia lived as an undocumented immigrant in California until 2005. Today, he’s a full-fledged U.S. citizen. In addition to performing …

Opus 11 - Moving Through Gateways, Part 1

August 1st, 2019


Classical music is filled with diversity initiatives, but the Gateways Music Festival is not one of them. Every other year, musicians of African descent convene in Rochester, N.Y., to serve a love of classical music …

Opus 12 - dVRG Rondo

August 8th, 2019


Composer deVon Russell Gray (dVRG) doesn't believe in classifying music by genre, and his catalog proves it. In this rondo-styled episode, Scott talks with Gray about his appointment as composer-in-residence with …

Opus 13 - A Different Stage

August 15th, 2019


As oboist David Norville enters his final year as a student at the New England Conservatory, there’s one thing he knows for sure – he doesn’t want to become a professional oboist. In this opus, he speaks to Garrett …

Opus 14 - Go-Go No-No

August 22nd, 2019


The physical and cultural colonization of the land now called America has only continued since the first Europeans arrived, and Quanice Floyd has …

Opus 15 - Moving Through Gateways, Part 2

August 29th, 2019


Performing alongside Beyonce is just one of the many accolades Jessica McJunkins is proud of. The full-time freelancer/contractor has collaborated …

Opus 16 - Black Notes on White Pages

September 5th, 2019


The American Composers Forum was founded in 1973, with the goal of making composers, and the music they create, a vibrant and integral part of human …

Opus 17 - The Read

September 12th, 2019


In February, 19-year-old Cameren Williams pitched her book, Kinderlute, to a team of investors at the Sphinx Conference. She didn't win the top …

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